‘Bloodline’ season 3 spoilers: More violence and betrayal await the Rayburn family

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Cast member Kyle Chandler poses during the arrivals for the Netflix original series premiere of 'Bloodline' at the SVA Theatre in New York March 3, 2015. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

The Rayburn siblings will face betrayal when “Bloodline” season 3 returns in May. It seems like their mother will reveal the truth about the family’s dark secret.

Sally Rayburn (Sissy Spacek) is going against her children in the third and final season of the Netflix drama. The teaser and photos released by Netflix suggest that the Rayburn family will be torn further apart this season.

One of the images shows the Rayburn patriarch having a heated exchange with her son John (Kyle Chandler) while John and Kevin's (Norbert Leo Butz) wives try to pacify them. The promo, on the other hand, shows Sally telling a priest that she wants to confess. Then a voice can be heard towards the end of the trailer telling Sally that she only has two choices: destroy or lie for her children.

In the previous season finale, Meg (Linda Cardellini) was seen crying in her mother’s arms, telling her that there is something she needs to know. It was afterwards when Kevin told Marco (Enrique Murciano) that John killed her older brother Danny (Ben Mendelsohn).

Marco threatened Kevin, saying that he and Meg are going to prison with John. Kevin then bludgeoned Marco repeatedly with a dolphin statuette. It is unclear, however, if Marco is already dead.

Series co-creator Glenn Kessler earlier teased that Sally will be more aware of what her children have done in season 2. "It's exciting because moving forward Sissy Spacek's character, who's been out of the loop for much of the first two seasons in terms of what's been going on with her family, she's now being brought in so it's going to be exciting to see how she participates with her children," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, another photo shows Ozzy (John Leguizamo) confronting Sally. In season 2, Ozzy used what he knows about Danny’s death to blackmail the Rayburn. Kevin is also seen in another picture seemingly in distress in front of his car.

Shortly after “Bloodline” season 2 was released in May 2016, Netflix had confirmed that it will be coming back for another season. A couple of months later, it was announced that the upcoming instalment will be the show's last. The total production cost was cited as one of the reasons for the cancellation.

The series creators previously said they plan to run the show for six seasons. However, the fate of the critically-acclaimed drama was eventually decided after the state of Florida in the US discontinued its tax-incentive program. 

"We decided to set the show there... because it's crucial to what the show is, not because of the tax incentive, but it does affect things financially for us and the show will be challenged because of that. It makes things more difficult," co-creator and executive producer Todd A. Kessler told THR.

For now, it remains to be seen if the series will find a new home after the third instalment. The 10-episode “Bloodline” season 3 will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix starting May 26.

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